Migrant children: The forgotten among China’s next generation

China’s future population will include millions who grew up as the children of internally migrant workers, with massive disadvantages socially, economically, in education, and in basic, ‘normal’ family life. This article explores the current situation and future challenges:

If these Chinese migrants had their own country, it would be the fifth most populous in the entire world. In other words, one cannot accurately consider the future of China without recognizing that migrant workers, drawn from their villages throughout rural China by the promise of the East, will play a pivotal role in that future.

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